Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fun Drinks To Order

Out drinking and having a good time

These drinks are fun to order at a bar or club. They are easy and fun to drink. The bartender might not know them but they are easy to describe. They also are named after famous people. Try them out:

The John Daly

Also known as the Dirty Arnold Palmer. It is basically a Arnold Palmer but spiked with an ounce of vodka. Very refreshing. For those don't know what an Arnold Palmer is; it's half iced tea, half lemonade. For those who don't know who John Daly is, he's a pro golfer with a few problems; alcohol related. 

The Lindsey Lohan

Its a Red Headed Slut with a splash of Coke thrown in. The ingredients of a R.H.S. are equal parts Jagarmeister, Peach Schnapps, and Cranberry. Can be made as a shot or on ice.

Dirty Shirley

Tired of rum and cokes, vodka and crans, ginger whiskeys....etc...etc? Simple: Just tell the bartender "A Shirley Temple with vodka in it!"

The Lindsey Lohan....

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Three Teas

Long Island Iced Tea, Adios Mother Fucker, Tokyo Tea

Long Island Iced Tea

These drinks have a reputation of getting you fucked up quickly. Don't get me wrong, they will get you fucked up and fast. Most recipes (and depending on the bartender and how loose he is with his count) have about 2 1/2 ounces to 3 ounces of alcohol which is a lot but is the same amount as a stranded martini. But what really gets you drunk is the mixing of completely different types of booze. These are easy and fun to drink, and will get you drunk.

The three drinks consist of 4 different types of alcohol:

Triple Sec

The Long Island has Tequila and the others no not. The tequila is substituted with a liqueur.

Long Island Iced Tea
The Long Island is the most popular of the three and the original. Though normally known as a club drink it is perfectly acceptable to order one at a four star restaurant since it is considered a classic cocktail. The original recipe has and always will have tequila. Don't let anyone tell you other wise. The sweet and sour takes away most of the alcohol taste but it will still be there, trust me. It's a pretty tasty drink and the coke works nice as well.

1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Rum
1/2 oz. Gin
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz. Tequila
1 oz. Sweet and Sour

Shake ingredient over ice and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top off with coke and garnish with a lemon and enjoy!

Adios Mother Fucker aka Adios aka AMF aka Code Blue
Yes, I've heard them ordered by all four names before.You'll now notice that the tequila is missing in this recipe, as it is now substituted with Blue Curacao which is a orange liqueur (that's blue in color). This drink is a lot sweeter than the Long Island.

1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Rum
1/2 oz. Gin
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1 1/2 oz. Sweet and Sour

Shake ingredient over ice and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top off with Blue Curacao and garnish with a cherry and enjoy!

The Adios!
Tokyo Tea
The sweetest of the three in my opinion it is also the least known. It is my personal favorite of the three because it is a great crowd pleaser due to its vibrant green. Same thing as the Adios but instead of Blue Curacao it will be Midori, which is a melon liqueur.

1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Rum
1/2 oz. Gin
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1 1/2 oz. Sweet and Sour

Shake ingredient over ice and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top off with Midori and garnish with a cherry and enjoy!

A Tokyo Tea

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sushi Places Are Awesome

Get ready to get wasted

Let me just say how fucking awesome sushi places are. Alot of people don't know but most sushi places have a happy hour. Usually on a Monday or Tuesday. The general happy hour is around $2 for a 24oz of Japanese beer and around $2 for a large hot sake, which will give you around four or five shots.

Sushi rolls themselves can be pretty expensive but you didn't come here to eat, you came here to drink and get drunk on Sake Bombs.

Ask for a large beer, most likely you'll get Sapporo, which I think is a fine Japanese beer and a hot sake. Pour a beer into a mug about 1/3 and pour yourself a shot and place the shot on top of the beer mug with the chopsticks. Look at the picture below. Then slam your fist on on the table so the shot drops into the mug and then chug.

A lot of people find Sake Bombs hard to take down but I think they're great. And the best part of the sake is the drunk you get. After your 3rd Sake Bomb your wondering why you aren't drunk yet and then all of a sudden it creeps up on you. You face gets red and warm and all of a sudden your wasted and feeling great. Whats also great about it is that the drunkness seems to go away after an hour or so. Its hard to describe, you need to try it for yourself.

My friends and I usually run a tab up to around $40 for 4 people at the end of the night. Enjoy!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Firefighter's Manhattan

Add a little scotch and you have yourself a Smokey Manhattan.

Tired of a plain old Manhattans? Ask your bartender for a Firefighter's Manhattan or also known as a Smokey Manhattan.

2 1/2 ounces of Bourbon
3/4 ounce of Sweet Vermouth
Few dashes of bitters

Shake ingredients over ice but before you strain into a martini glass; coat the glass with a strong single malt scotch. I use Caol Ila for mine. To coat the glass: pour about a tsp of your scotch into the glass and shake it around over a sink. Try to get every inch of the glass coated. Pour the remaining scotch out, you should be left with a nicely coated glass with a tiny dash of scotch laying on the bottom. Now strain your Manhattan into the glass and garnish with a cherry.

The scotch will add a smokiness to the sweet whiskey drink which go very well together. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Why is Grey Goose so popular?

Grey Goose is hands down the most popular vodka in the United States. And its a damn shame. It's not a bad vodka; it goes down very smooth, and has a pretty decent taste. The bottle is always pretty cool in my opinion. But! I do believe there are better vodkas out there. Plus, a liter will cost you around $50 and around $8 to $13 bucks a shot. Not worth it.

You might think Grey Goose is made in distillery deep in France with some secret secret guarded monk recipe from the 13th century. But the truth is it was created by an American in 1997. Grey Goose is made in France but it was created for the American market. The creator wasn't a vodka maker but a great fucking marketer. It's reason for it's popularity is because of most of the reason I said before. It's design bottle, trendy price, and plus it's made in France! How chic. 

If your at a bar, look for a local vodka, the US makes some great ones, especially on the West Coast. Hanger One, Square Vodka, Rain, and Lotus are by favorite. Enjoy!

Don't be afraid to order your new favorite vodka on ice. It's best served chilled.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Gibson Cocktail

"Any drink traditionally accompanied by a bit of fruit or vegetable is worth trying with a spot of juice thrown in as well"
 - Kingsley Amis

My co-workers think I'm sick but I love cocktail onions. It is the most underrated garnish. I find that the best way to make a Gibson is to throw in a couple dashes of onion juice. Not to much but just enough to have a the tiny sweetness of onion juice hit the back of your tongue at every sip. It shouldn't be to overwhelming but just a slight. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Drinking Whiskey like a Fucking Pro

A lot of people can't deal with whiskey or scotch. It's rough, smells like wood remover, taste like fuel, and burns your throat, right? I felt the same way, but learned a great way to taste, appreciate and sip these fine spirits. I find the drunk to be much different than other liquors. It is cozy, and euphoric, plus you get this incredible warm sensation that takes over your whole body. There is a reason why you don't see anyone drinking whiskey at a hot dance filled club. It is best served while on a cozy chair by a fireplace, or after a spectacular fine meal.

1) Find Your Drink
Although the term "Whiskey" is broad as hell and has a dozens different categories and hundreds of different brands you will ask yourself where to begin. Start with the brand names you've heard of them. They are brand names for a reason cause they are popular, been around for hundreds of years, and fucking good. Here is some good whiskey starters:

Jack Daniel's
Johnnie Walker Red Label
Dewars White Label
Bulliet Bourbon

All of these are great drinks to start with and found at every place that serves booze. My personal favorite is Jameson but take your pick.

2)Pour and Smell
Fill a rocks glass 1/3 with your drink of choice. Take a good whiff. At first it will smell like spicy wood. If you can't take the smell try and toughen up and smell it a again.

3)Take a Sip
And hold it in your mouth at the tip of your tongue. It shouldn't have hit your taste buds so you shouldn't be gagging yet.  Now slowly let it explore your mouth and tongue. Try and move past the smokey wood and find notes of vanilla, tobacco, sweetness. The slower you go the easier it will be for it to be in your mouth.

You may feel a slight burn, but thats good. Let that burn move down your throat and turn into a nice warm feeling hitting your chest and falling down into your stomach.
My favorite Whiskey Blend. Great for beginners.

5) Breathe in Slowly
After you swallow, take a slow deep breath. Get that fine finish and try and taste again for any more flavors.

See? It wasn't that bad was it?